I’ve not had much work for a few months and it’s all rather stressful so instead of trying to make overcomplicated (or at least beyond my current skill set – I plan to improve!) I decided to stop being fussy.
So I’ve made several simple but cute little guys – I’ve mentioned my ‘Cats in Pants’ in another post and this one used the same body pattern and tail.
If you comb with a small teasel brush that you fluff up the material (or wool if using crochet/knitting to make a toy) but be careful as you can get carried away = hole!!
The hairy dude at the bottom has only partial brushed fur which gave him a hair style and eyebrows 🙂
I’ve also added some needle felting to the little one’s face and spots on his tail… I just need a name for him.
This was the first one I did but thought I’d try to organise the waves more… … so ended up with this one… (the octopus needs darkening a little) … but it seems this little feller is preferred by friends and the MATS Bootcamp Facebook members… he is cute and I’ve printed him out and I need to find a frame to put him in 🙂 this version was just a quickie and wasn’t suppose to be the main work… I think for the next project I will try to do more sketching of ideas and think it through more rather than rushing ahead on the computer side of things… hmm… think I said that last time 😉
well I finally decided… the rubber ducky wins!
I didn’t want to ‘waste’ the boat version so I included that too
off to submit it now.
The Bootcamp June 2014 Gallery is now open so you can see everyone else work on this theme too.
This little chap has got his new swim pants and cap on 🙂
SOS… LOST RUBBER DUCKY ALERT…
found it… phew… close call.
I have now corrected that inexcusable error! (also brighten the swimming cap and tweaked some shadows and highlights… still a little murky… the sky bit that is…water tends to be a little murky anyway 😉
what do you think?
don’t make him cry now… that’s just cruel… wonder if he would like to sold as prints etc?
I’ve added him to my Etsy shop… 🙂
let me know if you want him tweaked, different colour pants/cap or size… http://etsy.me/1uXZ4L4 via @Etsy (the watermark/name/text wont appear on the actual purchased print!)
I’ve just made some proto-type critters using Spoonflower… a company that prints your designs onto fabric.
I was trying to make a screen print Clara rag doll but I had some problems with exposing the screen and I don’t really have the room to try again so I though I’d give Spoonflower a try!
one set has a set of 4 ranging from tiny to large cushions and another set has 2 giant cushions (two colours) and once I’ve tested and tweaked the design (I’m not too happy with it at the moment) then I can either sell it from Spoonflower (the printed fabric but the buyer sews it themselves) or do it myself and sell via etsy.com!
This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled. Dismiss